We have identified a number of academics within the department who travel frequently to countries including India, China, Russia, Brazil, Singapore, Korea and Japan. If you are interested to meet up with them during one of their trips, or indeed if you are interested to know more about life within the department for overseas students and would like us to put you in touch with our student body, please contact the following:

 NameCountries I visitFurther details
Cohen

Professor Lesley Cohen

Director of Postgraduate Studies

Countries across Europe, as well as Brazil and the USA. 

I am able to put you in touch with the Undergraduate or Postgraduate student body and can help direct general enquiries about applications.  I travel frequently to many countries across Europe, as well as Brazil and the USA.  I would be happy to visit your University to promote our undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.

For more information, visit my Professional Webpage

 

Kim

Dr Ji-Seon Kim

Reader in Physics

South Korea

I travel frequently to South Korea. I am a Reader in Experimental Solid State Physics and the Head of Admissions for the Plastic Electronics Doctoral Training Centre at Imperial. I also held a visiting professorship at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (2009-2013).

For more information, visit my Professional Webpage

 

Maier

Professor Stefan Maier

Professor of Nanophotonics

USA; South America (in particular Argentina and Chile); Singapore

I travel several times a year to the USA; to South America, and in particular Argentina and Chile; as well as to Singapore, where I hold a visiting professorship at the A*Star Institute for Materials Research and Engineering. I am also co-supervising students at the National University (NUS). I visit frequently and would be pleased to discuss all aspects of research and student experience at Imperial College London.

For more information, visit my Professional Webpage

 

Phillips  

Professor Chris Phillips

Professor of Experimental Solid State Physics

 

 

 India

 

I am a Physicist and got my Ph.D. using specialised lasers to study the sort of semiconductor crystals that nowadays make up our computers and ipods. After a spell travelling, and working for the BBC, I joined the Physics Department at Imperial College as a Lecturer in 1985. I am a committed teacher and science communicator. My lively style of lecturing has led to my making various TV, radio and newspaper appearances, and has even won me awards. I travel to India to give scientific talks to general audiences several times a year.

For more information, visit my Professional Webpage

 

Proud

Dr Bill Proud

Director: Institute of Shock Physics

China, France, South Africa, Russia, Czech Republic, USA and Colombia

I obtained a degree and PhD in Chemistry, before a post-doctoral position in Barcelona and a short period in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  I am particularly interested in industrially applicable research  as a result my research interests are multi-disciplinary with strong links to bio-engineering, medicine, mechanical engineering and chemistry. Main research topics are the development of diagnostics involving high-speed photography, energetic materials, ballistics,  shock and blast waves. All of these areas involve studying the high-strain rate properties of materials such as polymers, biological materials and granular systems. I have good research connections in France, South Africa, Russia, Czech Republic and Colombia.

For more information, visit my Professional Webpage

 

Uchida

Dr Yoshi Uchida

Senior Lecturer

Georgia, Japan

I received my BA at Kyoto University in Japan and my PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States, where I stayed to work at Stanford University, before returning to the UK. I also lived in the Geneva area for several years while working at CERN. I travel frequently to Japan, to perform experiments on neutrinos and charged leptons.

For more information, visit my Professional Webpage

 

Vvedensky

Professor Dimitri Vvedensky

Professor of Physics

China

I received my PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in materials science. I have broad interests within materials physics with an emphasis on using numerical and statistical mechanical methods to study materials across length and time scales–from the movement of individual atoms to the macroscopic dimensions of engineering design.  During my trips to China, which are under the auspices of the International Office to attend the China Scholarship Council Fairs, I and the team meet with hundreds of prospective masters and research students to discuss the Imperial College experience and application procedures.  I also travel to schools there to give general talks on, for example, the symbiotic relation between mathematics and physics. 

For more information, visit my Professional Webpage

 

Zhang

Professor Jing Zhang

Professor of Physics

China

I received my Ph.D. from Imperial and have worked at Philips Research Laboratory before returning to Imperial. Having grown up on the campus of Tsinghua University, I started a Physics degree at Peking University before completing my degree education at Imperial. My research interest is material physics with an emphasis on thin film eptaxiy and modelling using semi-emiprical techniques. I have supervised students in the first batch of the Astar-Imperial programme and have connections in China and Singapore. I would be happy to discuss all aspects of student experience at all levels.

For more information, visit my Professional Webpage